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October 2012 Blog Posts (29)

Get By With a Little Help From Our Friends!

I get by with a little help from my friends,

I get high with a little help from my friends,

Going to try with a little help from my friends.

                                                                        THE BEATLES

 

The Beatles came out of Liverpool in 1960. They became perhaps the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed act in the history of popular music. The band's best-known lineup consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney,…

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Added by Eric Skanson on October 12, 2012 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Snails, Snoring Elephants, and Civiballs

Want to have some online fun with logic games?

Use critical thinking skills to accomplish goals that become increasingly more difficult as you move through levels. Remember techniques learned from previous levels as they will be needed, especially in combination with others, throughout the game.

Enjoy!                                    …

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Added by Jennifer Berryhill Carroll on October 9, 2012 at 12:58pm — No Comments

PD: How do educators get to know what they don’t know?

When it comes to education reform there are in general two major camps, but there are also several variations of each. The first camp would like to blow up the system and start all over. The other camp wants to continue the status quo while working to change it in directions governed by whatever dominant force of change has the ear of the public at the time. I find my own inclinations falling somewhere between the two camps. I want to blow some stuff up while improving upon some existing…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on October 9, 2012 at 10:49am — 1 Comment

My Newest and Best Resources for Teaching the Colonial Era

I didn’t post anything last week because I was rushing to get my new book, HISTORY QUESTERS Colonies Trek ready to distribute in time to be used for your Colonial Unit. I’m thrilled to announce that the e-version is now available at…

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Added by Debra Collett on October 8, 2012 at 11:35pm — No Comments

Leadership Lessons from Children

I have a few core educational values close to my heart.  One is to treat each child as if they were my own, and another is to teach using stories.  I'd like to combine each of these philosophies in this post to share a story on leadership lessons I learned from my own children. 



My wife and I have raised our children…

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Added by Bill Burkhead on October 8, 2012 at 8:17pm — 1 Comment

Educational Psychology: 20 Things Educators Need to Know About How Students Learn

What makes a teacher successful?

Having an expertise in reading, writing, math or science is necessary, but the ability to transfer that knowledge into another person is what makes an excellent instructor stand out. What good is it if a teacher has all the facts, but cannot communicate them in a way that others can comprehend?

Educational psychology

Aside from comprehending the curriculum content, teachers should have a basic understanding of how people acquire and absorb…

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Added by Tess Pajaron on October 7, 2012 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

iPads in the Classroom

Here is my most recent blog post on iPad Apps in the Classroom.  

http://caffeinatedteaching.wordpress.com

I would love to know what Apps you are using too!  :)

Added by Betsy Spence on October 5, 2012 at 8:08pm — No Comments

Happiness is a choice

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.

Dalai Lama

 

Happiness, it seems, is something that we have all searched for, experienced, or maybe even longed for.  A couple of Sunday’s ago, I was reading the Star Tribune and a headline caught my attention that said, “STAYING HAPPY IS A MATTER OF WANTING TO.”

 

The article goes on to tell a story about a professor that had been longing for a job for 12 years.  Once he finally…

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Added by Eric Skanson on October 5, 2012 at 1:55pm — No Comments

If it is not cross platform then I am not Interested!

In my current role I come across a large number of innovative resources that keen sales people or enthusiastic users try to get me to adopt. Now, I admit I do get a little excited about new technology and sometimes get blinded by the bling of something new. However, if it only runs on the iPad or it is a .exe file, then I am not interested.

Image of Mobile Devices

Image from…

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Added by Richard Nelson on October 4, 2012 at 11:48am — No Comments

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